The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 27

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R. Griffiths, 1763 - Books

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Page 17 - Of every hearer; for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
Page 91 - If you ask then, what is this Unity of Spenser's Poem ? I say, It consists in the relation of it's several adventures to one common original, the appointment of the Faery Queen ; and to one common end, the completion of the Faery Queen's injunctions.
Page 139 - Under an oak whose antique root peeps out Upon the brook that brawls along this wood: To the which place a poor sequester'd stag, That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt, Did come to languish...
Page 333 - There at the foot of yonder nodding beech That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by.
Page 93 - Queen is more apparent. His twelve knights are to exemplify as many virtues, out of which one illustrious character is to be composed.
Page 98 - ... earth : and as they never did fubfift but once, and are never likely to fubfift again, people would be led of courfe to think and fpeak of them, as romantic, and unnatural.
Page 174 - ... him? Other animals, indeed, they have provided with feet, by which they may remove from one place to another ; but to man, they have also given hands, with which he can form many things for his use, and make himself happier than creatures of any other kind. A tongue hath been bestowed on every other animal ; but what animal, except man, hath the power of forming words with it, whereby to explain his thoughts, and make them intelligible to others...
Page 39 - ... reflection; we meet with no rubs or difficulties in our way, or we do not perceive them ; we find ourselves able to go on without rules, and we do not so much as suspect, that we stand in need of them.
Page 87 - FOR, though much, no doubt, might be owing to the different humour and genius of the eaft and weft, antecedent to any cuftoms and forms of government, and independent of them; yet the confideration had of the females in the feudal conftitution will, of itfelf, account for this difference. It made them capable of fucceeding to fiefs as well as the men. And does not one fee, on the inftant, what...
Page 82 - Or may there not be something in the Gothic romance peculiarly suited to the views of a genius and to the ends of poetry? And may not the philosophic moderns have gone too far, in their perpetual ridicule and contempt of it?

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